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    The Most Beautiful Crystal Thread

    Being WIS's we all know that not all crystals are created equal. I've seen some really crappy blue AR coatings that don't do squat and actually make the dial harder to read. Out of your collection which watch has the most beautiful crystal? Post 'em up!

    This is mine....beautiful dome that slides right into the angled bezel, sweet inside purple-ish blue AR that makes the dial pop. You don't really notice any coating at all until you look at the watch from the side. Sorry for the old pic.....
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    Re: The Most Beautiful Crystal Thread

    Here's two that I like for different reasons. The Zenith has a slightly domes television screen shaped crystal with sharp beveled edges. The Invicta has the original bubble style crystal with an under crystal magnifier at 6:00.
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    Re: The Most Beautiful Crystal Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by John MS View Post
    Here's two that I like for different reasons. The Zenith has a slightly domes television screen shaped crystal with sharp beveled edges. The Invicta has the original bubble style crystal with an under crystal magnifier at 6:00.
    Wow, wonders never cease! That's an Invicta I really like, beautiful!!
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    Re: The Most Beautiful Crystal Thread

    The domed hesalite crystal on my Revue-Sport 50's -


    The domed sapphire crystal (w/ 2-sided A/R coating) on my El Primero -
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    Re: The Most Beautiful Crystal Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by v76 View Post
    Wow, wonders never cease! That's an Invicta I really like, beautiful!!
    Thanks. It goes back to when Invicta was a real watch company operating in switzerland. I love the Eurostar name and lettering. From the little I know about the Eurostar train, the Invicta model name my predate it by about 10 years. But on the other hand I wonder if there was some tie-in, maybe as a commemorative watch. The back is nicely engraved with the Invicta Seamonster.
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    Re: The Most Beautiful Crystal Thread

    What Crystal??

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    Re: The Most Beautiful Crystal Thread

    lol
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    Re: The Most Beautiful Crystal Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by John MS View Post
    Here's two that I like for different reasons. The Zenith has a slightly domes television screen shaped crystal with sharp beveled edges. The Invicta has the original bubble style crystal with an under crystal magnifier at 6:00.
    Wow a dress Invicta.... Never though I'd say this but it's not bad

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    Re: The Most Beautiful Crystal Thread

    My Leonard.

    Big sapphire Bubble!



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